Whenever you walk down a street you regularly take, what do you notice? On my way home from school, I always saw something on the ground: trash. It was surprising to see so much trash every single day. Some things stay there for a few days, while other things get cleaned up. Even when the trash does get cleaned up, new trash always replaces it and destroys the peaceful scenery.
Our careless actions are slowly destroying the Earth we took for granted. We need to recognize how small things like a mask left on the streets can destroy the beauty of nature.
Photo gallery by Rayna Joohyun Lee. Lee is a high schooler producing content as a part of the The Stanford Daily’s 2021 High School Multimedia Workshop.